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Broadcast Production Manager, Operations
Bianca Ramirez is Southern California Public Radio's Broadcast Production Manager for the Operations team. She's also SCPR's designated Chief Operator. Before taking on this role in mid-2018, Bianca was a Producer for KPCC’s award-winning newsroom, where she lead and directed local newscasts for Morning Edition with late host Steve Julian and All Things Considered with host Nick Roman.
Ramirez grew up in South Los Angeles and still calls the region her home. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Journalism, and minor in Business Entrepreneurship at Cal State Long Beach in 2008. That same year, she also joined the KPCC team.
Ramirez's favorite quick-getaway destination is Santa Barbara. (She loves that 72-degree-ocean-breeze weather!)
Stories by Bianca Ramirez
For the past seven months, they've been building boats equipped with steering capabilities, solar panels, batteries and motors.
The U.S. attorney general told law enforcement officers Wednesday that the Justice Department sued California because state laws are preventing federal immigration agents from doing their jobs. Gov. Jerry Brown called him a liar.
Thousands of turkeys will be given away at the annual giveaway Tuesday in South L.A., and a Thanksgiving dinner will be hosted for hungry locals Thursday at Peppertree Park in Tustin.
The girl left the site of the fallen tree — the Linda Vista Children's Center in Pasadena — in critical condition shortly after noon.
A traffic accident involving two burning big rig trucks that sparked a brush fire shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in the Grapevine during Thursday afternoon traffic, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Nineteen firefighters died three years ago in a fire that burned 8,000 acres. The lone survivor, Brendan McDonough, told KPCC his story.
A report from Consumer Watchdog has SoCal residents cringing at the thought of gas prices sharply rising, but one expert says we're not in for a "fuel apocalypse."
Forecasters predict significantly less rain Thursday than has pounded the state all week but warn that flash flooding is still possible into the afternoon.
The people allegedly involved in Wednesday's protest face possible charges of vandalism, blocking the freeway and conspiracy to commit those acts, California Highway Patrol officials said.
One of the bills, Senate Bill 168, sought to address the issue of drones flying near fires and keeping firefighting aircraft from flying in the area.
Records fell in Burbank and Lancaster, which both registered triple-digit heat on Sunday. Even coastal Long Beach hit 96 degrees, breaking its old record of 95 set in 1992.
Two fast-moving wildfires broke out Friday near residential neighborhoods in L.A. and Ventura counties, threatening structures, fire officials said.
Witnesses say the tree, which is dozens of feet tall, made a cracking sound and came down on children just as a summer day camp at the Kidspace Children's Museum.
Officials expect the Carmenita Road Bridge demolition to take three weeks. During that time, they will close the Santa Ana freeway overnight seven days a week between Rosecrans and Valley View avenues.
If you get your power from Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric or Pacific Gas and Electric, get ready to fork over more money to cover your electricity bills.